I really hate that Hasbro didn't make Chromia with a removable canopy/shield. I have had mine for a day and the back kibble was driving me crazy with how pointless it was and that there was such an easy option for Hasbro to take that they didn't. SO I got out the old x-acto saw and now the problem is fixed. I just cut it off cleanly at the end of the arm holding the front end on right behind the head. I am using the left over post for a handle on the shield. Everything still clips together and stays together in bike mode too. It took about 2 minutes, but I still have to do a little sanding. EDIT: I added a handle cut off of a Deluxe Stealth Bumblebee weapon so I could flip it over to look more like a riot shield.